Not many people dance for joy when it’s time for spring cleaning, but it’s the perfect time to organize and refresh your home. Before you get started, it’s always a good idea to make a few preparations. We have put together a few spring cleaning tips that will have your home looking sparkling clean in no time!
Before Cleaning Day
1. Get Those Must-Have Supplies
As your spring cleaning weekend approaches, you want to have all those necessary supplies in your home. We can almost guarantee that you will need fresh rubber gloves, boxes of trash bags, and some of your favorite cleaning agents for surfaces, windows, leather, and fabric. You may want to consider stocking up on lightbulbs, drain clog remover, batteries, other extra supplies to make this an even more successful spring cleaning weekend.
2. Declutter Ahead Of Time
Make it easier on yourself when you begin to clean by decluttering your home beforehand. Remove all of your recyclables, put away your clothes (and your kids’ clothes!), get rid of expired food in the refrigerator and freezer. Doing this will help save time when you begin to thoroughly clean your home. This is one of the simplest ways to freshen up your home for spring!
On Cleaning Day
3. Clean Hard To Reach Places
As you begin cleaning, it’s smart to dust those hard-to-reach places first. We recommend starting from the top of surfaces (such as dusty cabinet tops) and working your way down to areas such as floorboards. Spend time cleaning your ceiling fans, the top of your refrigerator, the top of the TV stand, and the light fixtures. Since you haven’t vacuumed yet don’t worry about getting dust on your floor, you will take care of that later.
4. Tackle The Cabinets & Refrigerator
The kitchen sees a lot of action throughout the year so this is a great room to start with. It’s important to keep your appliances clean from top to bottom. Take out each shelf in your refrigerator and wash with soap and water. Spend this time removing items from each cabinet and thoroughly cleaning them with soap and water or a solution you use. Your kitchen is nice and clean now!
5. Give Your Walls A Clean Up
After a long winter spent inside, there’s a good chance your walls have accumulated more dirt and dust than usual. If your paint can be washed with soap and water, now is a great time to clean them. To dry your walls, simply use a soft, clean cloth or towel. Are you not sure if your paint can withstand soap and water? Test it somewhere out of sight before starting this process. Don’t forget your floorboards.
6. Vacuum Last!
Now that you have thoroughly cleaned your house from top to bottom, it’s time to vacuum and mop. Make sure to vacuum any dust that you may have nudged off your appliances, ceiling fans, or light fixtures. To keep your floors sparkling clean, sweep and mop them vigorously to get every last piece of dirt and dust.
Cleaning your house from top to bottom may sound like a daunting task. However, with a little planning and organization, you can have it done in no time! To see a few of our favorite decorative organization solutions, click here.